The Aerospace giant and defense contractor Boeing has unveiled a smartphone named ‘BLACK’ that appears to come straight from James Bond Spy movie. This sleek and spy-worthy handset is security focused. The phone will run a customized version of Google’s Android OS and also supports all the world’s major communication (WCDMA, GSM & LTE) platforms, Storage (USB, HDMI & SIM) and Wireless (WiFi, Bluetooth) standards. The Black has room for two SIM cards enabling it to tap into different networks and for additional security users will be able to add bio-metric sensors.
The most eminent feature that has garnered attention from all over the world is the smartphone’s ability to Self-destruct if it detects unauthorized access attempts. This feature seems to come directly out of a spy novel.The phone is sealed with epoxy around the casing and tamper-proof screws to identify attempted dis-assembly. There are no serviceable parts on Boeing Black phone and any attempt to break open the casing would trigger functions that would delete the data and software within the device and render it inoperable.
But you shouldn’t get your hopes up because this device wont be made available in your local electronic market. “Boeing’s Black phone will be sold primarily to government agencies and companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security,” a lawyer for the company says.
Furthermore, anyone who is issued the Black Boeing will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement not to reveal information about phone’s hardware, software and performance.
Considering that the company has developed some technologies for United States Department of Defense in the past, there’s a high chance that some major players would make use of this latest spy-worthy technology.